Posts Tagged ‘size’

Mar 29, 2018

The Real Shape of the Globe

The Real Shape Of The Globe

The Real Shape Of The Globe

The Real Shape of The Globe
By Chongchen Saelee

Most depictions of the globe is an oversimplification, a mapping projection made by cartographers so it is easier to read and navigate.

But the actual physical earth is not a perfect sphere. If anything was a perfect sphere, it would be the Earth’s atmoshphere. Everything else is irregular. So to map the physical land to a perfect sphere is inaccurate.

So if you were to fly a literal straight path from point-to-point, there would be no curve like how some animations depict it. You would actually travel faster and shorter distances.

Nov 13, 2012

Google Image Search Larger Than Size Option Missing

Google seems to have removed a very useful search option from their search engine. Previously, users were able to search images by size, particularly those “larger than” a certain megapixel size. I found a workaround:

Add the following query to the end of your Google Image Search’s very long url

&tbs=isz:lt,islt:10mp

And you can replace the 10mp with the following size steps: 2mp, 4mp, 6mp, 8mp, 10mp, 15mp, 20mp, 40mp, 70mp.

I hope Google returns these feature as it was quite useful.